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Old 08-10-2007, 07:07 AM   #1  
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Can someone please clarify for me.

I'm trying to find out about connecting my PC which has a 8800GTX graphic card which has a dvi output, to my sony LCD which has a HDMI in up to 1080p.

Can I just buy a dvi to hdmi cable and connect the two together?
The manual for the tv states only a resolution up to WXGA 1360by768 at 60Hz, but is this only through the VGA connection on the TV?
Can a higher resolution be displayed on the tv via the hdmi connection?

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you have to have a 1080p TV to accept a 1080p signal. If your TV is only capable of 1080i then your not going to be able to send 1080p to it. you will still get a awesome picture with 720p (768) through hdmi. I bought a dvi to hdmi cable from monoprice.com and it works great. My tv is 1080p though. Your video card software may be capable of outputing to the TV a 1080i signal but I think by default most computers always output progressive signals. Hopefully somebody else here can confirm or disprove this fact.
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what model number is your tv?
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I also wanted to connect my Macbook Pro to my new Sony XBR5. How do I do this?
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I also wanted to connect my Macbook Pro to my new Sony XBR5. How do I do this?
It's too bad it's a Mac. They disable component out on those Nvidia cards. You are stuck with HDCP mandated HDMI ... good luck with that.

Your main machine has an adapter for the 8800GTX which will give you component out, worth a try.
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It's too bad it's a Mac. They disable component out on those Nvidia cards. You are stuck with HDCP mandated HDMI ... good luck with that.

Your main machine has an adapter for the 8800GTX which will give you component out, worth a try.
Well it came with a DVI to VGA converter. Is there anything I can do with that?
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heya thanks.
TV is a sony KDL 40x2000 (LCD) UK model.
the manula clearly states the max resolution when connecting via its VGA input (as above), but I was wondering if instead of the connecting to the TV's vga input, i connected to the TV's HDMI input, using a DVI to HDMI cable (eg. one from IXOS) - would this work and would it offer a higher resolution, or would i still have to set it to the max res as for the vga input.
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Yes, that would work. Not only would it allow you to send the tv 1920x1080p, but it would be via a digital connection....rather than just the analog connection youd get from that vga. Your 8800 should recognize your tv as a 1080p hdtv, but the pc might require a reboot after plugging the tv in.
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